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Yurie Kwon
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packing up and moving on
Today is June 14, 2017. As of today, I have been a resident of New York City for twenty-five days. Twenty-five! I think twenty-five days is sufficient time. Sufficient time, I mean, to have let elapse before sitting down in front of a screen and trying to c...

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advice extorted from my friends for a newly 24-year-old (me)
I turned twenty-four yesterday, April 23, 2017. Can we dwell for a minute on the fact that April 23 is also 1) Shakespeare's (observed) birthday and (actual) date of death, and 2) World Book Day? I mean, what the hell. I never stood a chance. I basically em...

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what i watched in 2016
So I've come to a point where I've realized that if I procrastinate any longer on writing this post I'll find myself in 2017 and by then this will be neither timely nor relevant. Also, it's too late at night now to start the next episode of 시그널 (Signal) wit...

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what i read in 2016
I have been keeping a list of all the books I've ever read since 2006. The list started out in a free notebook I got from Starbucks one year as a token of appreciation from the green mermaid herself for buying more caffeinated drinks in one year than was li...

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books i read in 2016
I have been keeping a list of all the books I've ever read since 2006. The list started out in a free notebook I got from Starbucks one year as a token of appreciation from the green mermaid herself for buying more caffeinated drinks in one year than was li...

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books i read in 2016
A list of all the books I read--not counting those I re-read for the seventieth time--in the year 2016 (most memorable in bold): Girlboss, by Sophia Amuroso The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P., by Adelle Waldman Undine, by Friedrich de la Motte Fouque A Walk i...

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january things, or, let's not be afraid to record the mundane
It is January in the year 2017. It is a prime number year, w hich I hate. I lamented about this long and loudly in the weeks leading up to the new year to everyone who was unfortunate enough to find themselves in my immediate vicinity, until someone got tir...

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how Marie Kondo changed my life, a little bit
I have always loved stuff. I use the word “stuff” here in the most specific sense, not in the vague sense that a conversationally awkward thirteen-year-old boy might use it, accompanied by a noncommittal shrug, when asked by their mother’s overly friendly, ...

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when someone asks you why your face is so flat, ask them why their brain is so small, or then again, maybe don’t
One of the more unpleasant memories that sticks out vividly from my childhood growing up in suburban England is of a little girl I did not know coming up to me in a local park where I was playing with my best friends and bluntly asking me, “Why is your so f...

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europe 2016, day 13: santorini (may 10) - part 2
[continued from Day 13 - Part 1 after a cliffhanger ending which had critics and fans alike clamouring for a speedy release of the second, and final, installment] In quest of our frozen yoghurt we hit the road again, back down the way we had come along the ...
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